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What is migration and why do some birds migrate? Explore a few migration pitstops at the National Zoo's new Bird House to find out. 

This program is designed for multiple groups of students to join and learn together, and welcomes all audiences from individuals and home-schooling families to large groups or schools.

All programs come with a collection of resources released at the beginning of the month. Check out our webpage to access the collection, which includes a video introduction to the topic, synchronous and asynchronous activities and a career connections video. https://nationalzoo.si.edu/education/school-programs Note: the program can be stand alone as well.

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45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Homeschool/Family

Minimum participants:

No min

Maximum participants:

No max

Primary Disciplines

Sciences, STEM

Program Delivery Mode


Booking Information

Sorry, this program is not currently available. To inquire about future availability, please contact Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Registration can be cancelled at any time. Program will be recorded and posted on our website for those who cannot attend live.

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Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute

Washington, DC
United States

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology
Institute (NZCBI) leads the Smithsonian’s global effort to save species, better
understand ecosystems, and train future generations of conservationists.

We seek to develop a passionate global community that
celebrates their connection to nature, takes meaningful action to protect it,
and inspires others to do the same.

NZCBI Education

Program Details


Programs take place on Zoom in webinar format. Individual participants’ audio and video will be disabled, but students can actively participate using polls, Q&A and chat to hosts. Program includes live captioning, American sign language (ASL) interpretation, and will be recorded and posted on our website.
?ASL TIP: If you would like to see the ASL interpreter, we recommend joining on a computer instead of a phone or tablet so the interpreter will be visible the entire time. If you have questions or special requests, please email?NZP-Education@si.edu.


Students will...
- learn what makes a bird migratory
- examine three migratory bird habitats
- connect with live animals
- foster empathy for birds
- learn one way they can help save birds and their habitats